Olga de Amaral and Carmen Herrera included in the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
31 January 2024
Opening to the public on 20 April, 'Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere' will take place in the Central Pavilion (Giardini) and in the Arsenale, with two sections: the Nucleo Contemporaneo and the Nucleo Storico. As a guiding principle, the Biennale Arte 2024 has favoured artists who have never participated in the International Exhibition. Special attention is being given to outdoor projects, both in the Arsenale and in the Giardini, where a performance program will activate the pre-opening and closing weekend of the 60th Exhibition.
The title ‘Stranieri Ovunque - Foreigners Everywhere’ is drawn from a series of works started in 2004 by the Paris-born and Palermo-based Claire Fontaine collective. The works consist of neon sculptures in different colours that render in a growing number of languages the words “Foreigners Everywhere”. The phrase comes, in turn, from the name of a Turin collective who fought racism and xenophobia in Italy in the early 2000s.
“The expression Stranieri Ovunque”, explains Adriano Pedrosa “has several meanings. First of all, that wherever you go and wherever you are you will always encounter foreigners— they/we are everywhere. Secondly, that no matter where you find yourself, you are always truly, and deep down inside, a foreigner.”
Find further information via La Biennale.